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Old 03-09-2009, 09:33 AM
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I wanted to share an article that I scanned. You might know the s2000 from Gran Turismo 4; it's what initially drew me to buying this particular issue of Sport Compact Car. It is quite possibly one of the most hardcore versions of any modified car ever. Utilizing dry carbon bodywork and extreme weight loss modifications, the love and care put into the Opera modified cars is undeniable. Take a peek into the awe inducing meticulous work that defines Opera Performance.



































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Old 03-09-2009, 10:46 AM
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how come when i posted scc articles they were removed, now with C&D best handling and more SCC articles on here, I feel jipped
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Man I'm dated, I remember reading that article when it came out <nostalgia>.
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I remember reading it as well. Hardcore all the way! I can't imagine what it'd cost to replicate, due not only to the cost of new body panels in CF and such but also the huge amount of labour and custom work on the car to lighten the chassis.
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And re-engineering the suspension geometry.
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i totally remember reading that issue and staring at the photos detailing what was done. wow.

here is the link to the sport compact car website for the opera s2000.
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/features...2000/index.html
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sick article. i never read the article when it came out, so thank you for posting it
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Originally Posted by Christople,Mar 9 2009, 01:46 PM
how come when i posted scc articles they were removed, now with C&D best handling and more SCC articles on here, I feel jipped
The rules changed. Now it is on the poster, not the board, if the magazine wants to come after someone. The board is just asked to provide any information about the poster it can.
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Holy shite! The Opera S2000 did the Tsukuba lap in 55 seconds! That's extremely fast!
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Originally Posted by Yellow_S,Mar 10 2009, 04:39 AM
Holy shite! The Opera S2000 did the Tsukuba lap in 55 seconds! That's extremely fast!
Are you sure? Thats extremely fast for a chassis/susp. focused car w/o major aero and power mods.
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